The H. George Frederickson Award

The purpose of the H. George Frederickson Award for Career Contributions to Public Management Research is to honor a senior scholar for exemplary contributions to the intellectual development of the field.  Contributions commonly include both written scholarship and development of professional capital including association service, journal advancement, involvement in conferences, mentoring, field advocacy and other professional duties. Established by the Public Management Research Association (PMRA), previous winners of the award are Laurence Lynn, Jr., Christopher Hood, Beryl Radin, Kenneth J. Meier, Barry Bozeman, Jim Perry, Hal Rainey, Rosemary O’Leary, John Bryson, H. Brinton Milward, Norma Riccucci, and Frances S. Berry.

Nominations must include a letter explaining why the nominee merits this recognition, as well as the nominee’s curriculum vitae.  The Award Committee may also consider other individuals who, in the judgement of its members, deserve consideration for the award.  Questions may be directed to any member of the Award Committee.

Nominations should be emailed to each committee member by Friday, April 1st.  The Frederickson Award will be presented at the 2022 Public Management Research Conference to be held at Arizona State University from May 25-28, 2022.


The 2022 Frederickson Award Committee members are:

The H. George Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management.  Exemplary contributions include, but are not limited to, adding to the intellectual development of the field and building professional capital (e.g., journal development and other means of sharing PM scholarship and information) related to public management research.

Past Recipients:

2021 –  Frances Stroke Berry

2020 – Norma M. Riccucci

2019 – H. Brinton Milward

2018 – John Bryson

2017 – Rosemary O’Leary

2016 – Hal Rainey

2015 – James L. Perry

2013 – Barry Bozeman

2011 – Kenneth J. Meier

2009 – Beryl Radin

2007 – Christopher Hood

2005 – Laurence Lynn, Jr.